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[News] More Ubuntu Derivatives/Flavours: Lubuntu, Mint, Others

  • Subject: [News] More Ubuntu Derivatives/Flavours: Lubuntu, Mint, Others
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:04:07 +0000
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Lubuntu: Not Just for Lusers 

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| For a long time, the Ubuntu family has had 
| three membersâUbuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu 
| (sorry Edubuntu; weâre not counting you).  
| But that may change, with a new project, 
| Lubuntu, vying for official endorsement by 
| Canonical.  Hereâs a look at Lubuntu, and 
| thoughts on what its future may hold.
| The Lubuntu project, which was established 
| a year ago as a community endeavor, aims to 
| create a lightweight Linux distribution 
| based on Ubuntu.  Towards this end, it uses 
| the LXDE desktop environment in combination 
| with the Openbox window manager to keep the 
| demand on system resources low.


Security Expert Releases New Linux Distribution for Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing

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| As a derivative of Ubuntu this 'Live CD' 
| runs directly from the CD and doesnât need 
| installing on your hard-drive. Once booted 
| you can use the included tools to perform 
| penetration tests and ethically hack on 
| your own network to ensure that it is 
| secure from outside intruders. As well as 
| the standard Linux networking tools the 
| Live Hacking CD has tools for DNS 
| enumeration and reconnaissance as well as 
| utilities for foot-printing, password 
| cracking and network sniffing. It also has 
| programs for spoofing and a set of wireless 
| networking utilities.


Bordering on blasphemy?

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| I came across this interesting article today and it brings 
| up some very good arguments regarding the usability of Mint 
| over Ubuntu for new Linux users. 
| [...]
| In my mind, Mint is not really a Linux derivative but 
| more of a highly customized Ubuntu install. Most of the 
| modifications in Mint I find I make in Ubuntu. Mint cannot 
| survive without Ubuntu. 



Lubuntu Lucid Lynx Alpha 2 Has Been Released!


Lubuntu Alpha 2 Released; Gets New Bootsplash, Artwork, File Manager

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| The second Alpha of Lubuntu 10.04 has slipped
| out for testing.
| The main differences from Lubuntu Alpha 1 are
| minimal, so for a better insight in to Lubuntu
| I'd recommend referring to our âLubuntu Alpha
| 1â review.


Lubuntu 10.04 Alpha 1 - Visual Overview

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| Lubuntu combines Ubuntu with the "Lightweight
| X11 Desktop Environment", more commonly known
| as LXDE, which provides a "fast-performing and
| energy-saving" working enviroment for users
| and it perfectly suited to low-power hardware.
| [...]
| Not having had many preconceptions regarding
| LXDE/Lubuntu i found myself presently
| surprised. It was pleasent to look at,
| pleasent to use and although i doubt i would
| switch from GNOME to LXDE it can give
| excellent performance to those who would
| benefit from doing so.
| Were my netbook still alive (needs a new
| charger!) i would have loved to have put
| Lubuntu 10.04 Alpha 1 through its paces on
| more modest hardware. I would be especially
| interested to see how it stacks up against
| Xubuntu 10.04 Alpha 1... but for now i think
| Lubuntu is a very worthy entrant into the
| pantheon of *buntu!


First Lubuntu Test ISOs Available

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| Yesterday the LXDE community received an announcement on their blog, in
| which developer Mario Behling told the world about the availability of the
| first Lubuntu test images, based on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala). The upcoming
| operating system already proves to be a serious contender to Xubuntu, the
| ISO weighing in at a meager 342 MB. The image is based on the work of David
| Sugar, with added patches by the community.

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